Fw: Field Guides

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Subject: Fw: Field Guides
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 19:14:46 +1100

Andrew Patrick wrote,
> This may have been asked before but...
> I assume Lord Howe island birds are on the Australian list. Lord Howe is
> easily accessible and many of us have been there. So how come the Woodhen
> isn't in the field guides whereas, for example, the vagrant King Penguin
> I for one would like the Woodhen to be in the guides.
Good question but I don't know.Yes they are part of the Aus avifauna. Refer
Official Checklist Christidis and Boles. And they do get a Guernsey in the
Handbook side of Simpson and Day.

For the birds of Lord Howe Is. you could refer to The Birds of Lord Howe
Island Past and Present written and published  by Ian Hutton.

Just as a by the way, did anyone else pick up the gaff on Attenborough,s
Life of Birds last Sunday when an aerial shot of Lord Howe was refereed to
as New Caladonia!!

John Walter

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